Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc.

Sourdough bread and IT lifecycle discipline

2/3/2022 by Patrick Schmidt

Home sourdough baking is a process that is part science and part art. And, yes, information technology lifecycle maintenance has a lot in common with successful sourdough.

Socrates was an IT expert (sort of)

12/9/2021 by Patrick Schmidt

How could Socrates, who lived from 470 BC to 399 BC and was executed for “corrupting” the youth of Athens, be relevant to the modern IT world?

Frank Lloyd Wright, Procrastination, and Contracts

9/9/2021 by Patrick Schmidt

With a Technology Lifecycle Management Review, many hands do make light work. Our team collaborates with you and take the “heavy-lifting” off your plate with a deep dive into your assets and contracts no matter what your situation.

Datacenter outages are still “on”

5/13/2021 by Patrick Schmidt

Mark Twain supposedly told a reporter, “Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” It's a sentiment that might be coming from the lips of datacenters worldwide – that is if large rooms filled with high-powered computing equipment could speak for themselves.

What free things actually cost

4/8/2021 by Patrick Schmidt

After buying a cage with exercise wheel and water bottle, exercise ball, bedding, and food, our “free” hamster had cost us $81 (plus tax), not to mention the fact that bedding and food are ongoing costs.

The times, they're always changing

1/21/2021 by Patrick Schmidt

Mikhail Gorbachev was supposed to be the usual leader of the Soviet Union, and 2020 was supposed to be the usual year for American companies. What happened?